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Education Programs

Save Our Shores recognizes that there are educational opportunities everywhere, both formal and informal. With our dynamic and innovative programs, we aim to engage a large and diverse audience, and inspire people to think critically about their connection to our Sanctuary and planet.

Shark Turtle at AssemblyPlastic Pollution Classroom Education Programs: We provide an interactive and fun learning environment to elementary, middle and high school students with a focus on waste reduction and plastic pollution. What we teach them promotes a sense of wonder, empowerment, and connection to the ocean and our watersheds. We facilitate school-wide assemblies, classroom presentations, and campus and beach cleanups. Learn more about our Activities and Presentations.

Rachel ALBA presentationPrivate Group Presentations: SOS provides presentations to civic groups, businesses and places of worship based on schedule availability. Donations are encouraged. Our experienced staff are often able to cater to favorite issues.

The Sanctuary Steward Docent Program: Each year, we inspire, teach and train a new class of Sanctuary Stewards: the core volunteer force of Save Our Shores. Anyone enthusiastic about the ocean and interested in working with the public is invited to sign up!

Sanctuary Steward Speaker Series: These public lecture events give community members a chance to learn susan freinkel and rachelabout current marine conservation issues from experts in the field. Past lecturers include Beth Terry, Marc Shargel, Wallace J. Nichols, Susan Freinkel and the team at 5 Gyres. All events are posted on our event calendar.

Tabling and Outreach Events: Local festivals and events give us the chance to meet community members face to face and raise awareness about the critical issues facing our oceans today. We’re always recruiting for volunteers!

Email education(at) for more information.